Rush - another term for the two week recruitment period at the beginning of the Autumn and Spring semesters
Deferred Recruitment - students must complete at least 12 credit hours (one semester) at The Ohio State University before being eligible to join a fraternity
Bid* - a formal invitation to join a fraternity
*You are given a minimum of 48 hours to decide to accept or decline a bid although some chapters may opt to give more time
PNM - stands for Potential New Member, a student who is interested in joining a fraternity
Legacy* - a potential new member whose grandparents, parents, or siblings are alumni of a specific fraternity
*You are not required to join an organization that you are a legacy of
Underground/Unrecognized Organization - groups who have lost their status as a student organization at the Ohio State University, usually due to hazing, endangering behavior, and other policy violations
Block - social events held by fraternities before home football games, often with a sorority (Block Partner)
IFC - Interfraternity Council. The governing body of all recognized fraternities on campus. Comprised of a General Body (each fraternity's chapter president) that elects the Executive Board members. The IFC works with the chapters and the University to promote and improve the fraternal experience for our members and communities.
NIC - North American Interfraternity Conference. The international organization composed of over 70 men's fraternities.